Digitalisation is steering the shipping industry in a new direction, some comforted by the increasing opportunities that it offers and others wary of the uncertainty that comes with it. One country embracing the waves of digitalisation is Japan. Here are five ways Japanese companies are using digital technology to deliver more efficient and safer shipping operations.
Marlink has launched ITLink, a complete portfolio of IT solutions for standardising, simplifying and automating IT operations at sea.
A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) reveals that internet access for seafarers for personal use onboard ships is more widespread than previously imagined, while the positive benefits associated with this access outweigh the feared safety concerns around the technology.
Ship Data Centre (ShipDC), a wholly owned subsidiary set up by ClassNK, has announced the global launch of IoS-OP (Internet of ships open platform), a platform for data distribution and utilisation under common rules.
AMMITEC, the scientific forum-association established to exchange ideas, experience and professional expertise among the ICT managers in shipping, held its ‘Pita Cutting’ last month in Marina Zeas, Piraeus.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has put into operation an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to better plan and manage shipping.
Iridium has announced that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and has been collaborating with AWS on the development of Iridium CloudConnect, a satellite Cloud-based system for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Inmarsat has launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) service called Fleet Data, which aims to simplify the collection and transmission of data from a ship’s onboard Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and other vessel sensors, providing a platform for data analysis and optimisation of operations.
Rock Seven reports that it has teamed up with Network Innovations (NI) to supply the field hardware for NI’s latest IoT applications for maritime users, as well as its systems for customers in the aviation, government and land mobile sectors.
Inmarsat has released the results of a new research project exploring attitudes to the application of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies in the maritime sector, which suggest that the sector may be more amenable to adopting related analytic, management and operational tools than many commentators have supposed, the satellite operator says.
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